Grease Monkey Games, a multi-platform video game studio based in Australia announced a landmark industry partnership and collaboration with Nissan Motor Company (Japan).
Grease Monkey Games‘ Torque Drift 2 Motorsport title will be the first worldwide digital experience where officially licensed Nissan, NISMO, Infiniti and Datsun NFTs will be available.
Grease Monkey Games and Nissan
Grease Monkey Games and Nissan will launch up to 15 unique Nissan models over the next 12 months, with multiple variants available in Torque Drift 2.
The first authentic Nissan NFTs can be five variants of the 180SX model, which include the cult favorite Sil80, and seven versions of the 370Z model, along with the fiftieth Anniversary Edition.
The agreement announced today takes the long-standing partnership between Grease Monkey Games and Nissan Motor Company for the popular Torque Drift motor game and extends it into the metaverse.
Torque Drift 2
Torque Drift 2 is the next generation of motorsports gaming, offering collectible, fully functional NFTs and engaging virtual experiences that will be integrated into Animoca Brands‘ REVV Motorsport racing game ecosystem.
Being built on Polygon’s blockchain, an ecosystem that has committed to eliminating all carbon debt from the network since its inception and making the blockchain climate positive in the future, Torque Drift 2 aims to deliver the most immersive and realistic drifting experience in an environmentally friendly way.
Urvit Goel, head of global games business improvement at Polygon Studios, stated: “Nissan’s entry into the web3 space with Torque Drift 2 represents one of the maximum thrilling and large implementations of blockchain and NFT era with the aid of a prime international brand so far. This collaborative effort between Grease Monkey Games, Animoca Brands and Nissan will go down in history as a landmark moment in the NFT and gaming space, and we at Polygon are thrilled to provide the infrastructure and tools to make it happen.”
Arran Potter, founder and CEO of Grease Monkey Games, commented: “Nissan is synonymous with drifting and motorsports, period. Since drifting began, drivers have been driving their Nissan’s around corners sideways. We are working very difficult to ensure maximum appreciate for this vital legacy. As drifting enthusiasts ourselves, we are beyond excited to bring this iconic brand and its cars and parts to the world of Torque Drift 2.”
Grease Monkey Games is working closely with Nissan Motor Company to ensure that NFTs of vehicles and vehicle parts are represented true to life.
This partnership will give the game studio full access to the full range of Nissan, Datsun and Infiniti vehicle models, from the past to the future. From 3D models, engine variants, rare NISMO parts to vehicle equipment options, color choices, horsepower and performance characteristics, special attention is paid to ensure accurate precision.
The Nissan Motor spokesperson also commented.
“Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.’s Licensing Business Group is pleased to be an ongoing licensing accomplice for the new Torque Drift franchise. The interactive racing in Torque Drift 2 is sure to build on the legacy that Grease Monkey Games has developed since the first title, Torque Drift 1.”
The inclusion in Torque Drift 2 of Nissan as an official licensee and partner will allow the game to add an authentic representation of digital NFTs to its ecosystem and gameplay.
About Grease Monkey Games
Grease Monkey Games, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is an Australian video game studio founded in 2013 in Melbourne. The company was formerly known as League of Monkeys.
Its founder and CEO, Arran Potter, has extensive experience in visual effects and video game creation, and has worked on commercials and high-profile films since the early 2000s. Originally a contract-based company, Grease Monkey Games began developing and publishing its own original IP games in 2014.
Since then, the growing team of game creators and racing enthusiasts has published the hit racing titles Torque Burnout and Torque Drift, which boast more than 45 million downloads worldwide, And is growing the new identify Torque Drift 2.
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